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“Opt In” on Life :: Never too late, the journey begins.

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Today in practice, my yoga instructor Natalia Rudovsky, sweetly “invited” us to choose an inversion. “Headstand,” she said, “inverts your prospective.” She’s right.  If you’ve never inverted, my experience is that it can be cathartically, life altering. It may be just the thing, couldn’t hurt… just sayin’. *please attempt this with the guidance of a trained instructor: Like Natalia.

-That said.

I’ve noticed as time passes more and more, I’m puzzled + question.

What’s THIS life all about:  Birth. School. Work. Death?

That’s it. That’s all?

 No thanks, not for me. Does that work for you?

:: Opt In on life, in your own way.

No more coasting, half way or back seat.

Drop kick the “Have To’s” and embrace the “Want To’s.”

Life’s too short.

Invert your sense of longing, to a commitment of knowing.

Honor YOU, meet YOUR needs.

Take a hall pass, time out: define IT.

Is(are) your need(s) being met? Do you need less or more?

Delineate: let go, clear space, allow room for MORE GOODNESS.

Forge ahead: Giddy- UP!

When life presents itselfor even if it doesn’t.

 “Let You Happen.” join me, Opt In.

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Creating Momentum: Mojo + Groove, it’s your time to shine.

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+ A special Coaching announcement,

please read :: DETAILS BELOW ::

Harnessing your innate genius and inherent dream weaver: unimaginable yet, possible.

It’s not simply about great ideas, it’s about action. It’s about trial and error + possibly, more error.

Embrace the idea of failure like an old friend.

Welcome the illusion of fear like a soft sweater.

The Failure + Fear Twins: like an enigma or kryptonite, while they’re given much credence: “they” don’t exist.

Trial + Error + Experience x Perseverance = Success.

Movement + Momentum w/ Clear Ideas x Direction = Results.

So, squelch your inner critique + squash your sideline spectator.

Be a Shining Belief Warrior + Steadfast Faith Angel.

Take ownership, activate your life.

We’re talking jumping in feet first, nose to the grindstone.

Blow-them-out-of-the-water magical inspiration, that could make your head spin and your heart sing.

Get busy!  Learn to dance, rock that project, write that book, get m-o-v-i-n-g, launch that business, fall in love with yourself... or that lucky someone.

…Find your Groove. Believe in your Mojo, re-claim your Reverence.

 

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Simply contact me, mention this blog, we’ll work out the details. VERY EASY!  Email: tara@taracorrell.com Phone: 206-851-9627 Web: www.SeeNoColor.org

radical self- love :: a prelude to intrinsic happiness

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An earthly permission slip ::

Happiness.

It gives life

a way of being

a state of mind

no one can give it, or can take it away

resides in each breath and every cell

housed within, waiting to be unearthed

it roots, it’s steadfast, does not falter: a constant

success or with failure

unspoken, it morphs, it’s contagious

it flows, it’s fluid + tangible 

pulling, drawing, it’s electric

healing, not hopeful: but, faith your dominion

liberating, encapsulating, incandescence

radical self-love + happiness

your birthright.  

 

How do you define Happiness? Go to www.Facebook.com: See No Color + Tara Noelani Correll and leave your comments! Links are below + to the right.

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:: the art of life’s experiential learning: 15 tips for creating success + leadership ::

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“Your experience need not be first hand, to glean monumental inroads to learning, success and leadership. It’s about taking mental notes, fierce planning, loss of fear and simply executing.” – Tara Correll

tips for success: the tried +  the true… In no particular order.

Proximity = speed:  Seek out life mentors and draw from their wisdom.  Study the habits that have led them to success: how do they do what they do? What makes what they do so seemingly effortless?  Ultimately, with the right tools, hard work + habits, you will achieve your goals more expeditiously.

Model who you admire: There are great people in the world that possess positive qualities or habits you may lack: study, exemplify and embody those that feel authentic and work for you.

Charisma is an inherent quality that leaders are born with:  Sorry, it’s not a skill that’s learned. Without naming names (His Holiness, the 14th Dahli Lama) charisma is an inherent gift. Those magnetic individuals who embody this quality attract followers and fans. You charismatic people know who you are, so please use responsibly.

Who’s on your board?: Your posse, your tribe, “your people”, identify exactly who they are. They are the trusted folks you defer to + surround yourself with. They will lovingly give you the real scoop, the skinny + the what’s what, but only if you ask. Side note  :: They MAY NOT be your close friends or family.

With every challenge, there’s a solution: Feeling a bit “stuck”?  Reach out to individuals who are getting things done, ask questions. BUT, know their time is valuable; offer to pay them a consultation fee, take them to coffee or lunch in exchange for their valuable expertise.

Be a student of life:  Life is a classroom. There are opportunities for learning everywhere, everyday: be open to and conscious of what life presents. This includes personal adversity with people and situations. See it as gift from the universe created especially for your growth.  Decipher + extract what’s to be learned, apply it and let it go. If it doesn’t make sense, it will later. Promise.

Practice proactive listening:  As individuals we have lessons to learn and skills to acquire.  I’m a huge fan of the “shut up, listen and learn” approach.  Take notes, enough said. BTW: I am still working on this one.

Get clear about personal goals:  Be realistic about what you set out to do, define expected outcome. Be systematic and clear about each action you take. Break tasks into small “doable” parts, stay on task.

Define what success means to you:  How do you measure personal success?  Are you money motivated?  Love worthwhile causes? Require quality personal time?  Get straight on your priorities.  Define + create measureable benchmarks so you have a continual, quantifiable sense of accomplishment, whatever it may be.

Let go of tired inner + outer dialogue: Words + thoughts hold power. Let go of negativity and criticism toward others and self loathing toward yourself.  Know that this behavior can create barriers to your ultimate success. Instead, practice using language that’s positive and nurturing. Who wants to be around someone who sucks the life out a room?  Tip :: Take an inventory of the people in your life, positive people foster a healthy environment.

Don’t kick the tires in the name of perfection: Opportunity can be fleeting, better to have leaped and held on for dear life, than risk a missed opportunity. Please, when passionately pursuing your dream, go for it!  If it’s meant to be, it will all play out favorably, it’s all a part of the learning curve. Believe me, I know firsthand.

Listen to your inner voice: Aka “your gut instinct”. It’s there for a reason: so listen + take heed. It’ll save you time and keep you from taking an unfavorable detour.

Stay focused, stay flexible:  Progress is not always sequential, learn to be flexible and reprioritize if you hit a roadblock. Accept that as much as we wish to push forward, sometimes now is not the time.

Lead with your authentic voice, true intention + be clear about your motivation:  If intention is King, then motivation is Queen. The universal law of attraction rewards authentic thought and action ie; if you’re doing what you are truly meant to do, in the manner you’re meant to do it, they’ll be lots more success + rewards coming your way.

Be a champion for others:  Successful people give back: help without hesitation. Money, time, knowledge – offer up your talent + resources, help others better themselves.

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getting clear :: letting go + moving forward: a poem of the possible

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what if?

you were able + capable  

simply releasing

“stuff” that was of no consequence

held no use, was void of value

items that contained no relevance or connection

to your inherent, unrealized, blueprint

volumes of baggage that impeded + depleted your perseverance

emotionally blindsiding, sideswiping, or paralyzing you

fear of the unknown + unexpected

surrendering + exhausting your power

exchange it for letting go + clearing space

your passion, your destiny, potential for possibility, the limitless + the what if.

 

Take The Leap: Empowerment Coaching with Me, click Here for details.

TEL: 206-851-9627 for a complimentary consultation.

Your possibilities are endless.

 

 

Year end roundup :: a month chock full o’grace + gratitude ::

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Moving through the month of December, there’s always an element of self reflection that goes hand in hand with holiday time.

It’s a time to look at what’s worked + what hasn’t. Which important lessons caught us off guard and those emotional items needing to be recycled, relearned or repurposed. It’s a means of equating value to the culmination of an entire year.

At the beginning of every year inevitably, I’m moved by a theme and a color. It will simply just present itself in the form of a word: this year, it was “faith”.  Its color: brilliant turquoise blue.  Assigning your word a color, correlates a visual and more tangible connection in your mind’s eye.

My literal theme will show itself repeatedly, cropping up in various mediums and scenarios. There’s comfort in knowing that in 12 months, this “life intensive” quite possibly, will show results: like a deliberate crash course that seeps into your cells, transforming life forever

As you move through what’s left of the year be present, grateful + mindful.

Reflection: what was “your theme”?

Go to facebook: See No Color + Tara Correll: Share your word / theme & your color for next year… put “it” out there, make it stick.

I AM SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT YOU GIVE ME...  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

 

 

 

 

In Case You Didn’t Know :: A Mantra Of Affirmation

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You are divine beyond measure : significant, soulful, perfection unrealized.

Someone out there would move heaven + earth for you and considers you their moon + their stars.

Right now, someone dreams of you, knowing their love is unrequited.

Someone may lie, cheat + disappoint you. You are resilient. Your antenna will be sharper for it.

You have a voice that speaks truths: ripe, relevant, resonant.

Right now, someone is taking a stand + lending voice to protect your civil rights.

You may trip up, screw up, even *&%# up, but you will dust off and it will raise your bar.

Your wisdom is immense… there is someone waiting in dire need of your kind words + ardent inspiration.

You deserve the right to be looked in the eyes and hear please + thank you.

You have survived a history of sweet triumph + immense pain. You are a warrior, wearing your battle scars with pride and dignity.

You are a bold, brilliant, unstoppable spirit.

Someone somewhere is sending you love and light.

You never, ever have to dumb down, dim your light or shrink for anyone.

Somewhere you are inspiring someone. That someone aspires to be you.

Your heart may be broken in a million tiny pieces.  Sadness long forgotten, you will soon become someone’s everything.

Right now, there’s a soldier fighting for your freedom + liberty with no concern of their own.

Somewhere someone is silently cheering you on + praying for you to succeed.

               you. me. somewhere. right. now.

… make this your mantra.

:: reinventing you. it’s not “the how” or “the what”, it’s "the why" ::

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What are you passionate about?

For many of us, it’s our kids and our families. For the lucky few, our careers.

Why do you do what you do?

The notion may seem elusive + downright frightening. Perhaps you’re not quite in the space of knowing exactly where you think you should be, or for that matter, want to be. The not knowing, can be a hard pill to swallow.

Why do we do the “things” we do?  responsibility : habit : familiarity : comfort?  Of course, who doesn’t?… you're human.                                                                                                                   

Step into the golden circle.

If you were to venture to a new career, hobby or simply explore new avenues of fulfillment + purpose moving you into the unknown and unexpected, where would you start?

What is your why?

Watch the video below by Simon Sinek. He’s a smart guy that’s got this dialed down to a science.

It’s never too late… find Your Why.

food for thought :: an F.Y.I. + cyber wednesday! ::

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it’s the holiday season, a time to reflect…

My thoughts go to my brother who's served almost 20 years of a 66 year sentence, for a crime he DID NOT commit. My thoughts go to my parents who were just about my age when he was prosecuted + sentenced.

I am reflecting on the men + women: young and old that are incarcerated in the United States.

Those that MAY HAVE screwed up, possibly were wrongfully accused, could not afford decent legal council or worse, did not have the familial support, the education or the where-with-all to dream bigger than themselves. To those who have no chance of rehabilitation, because as a rule + with very few exceptions, our criminal justice system does not support rehabilitation. “They” are on my mind.

+ yes, for sake of argument, there are “those” who truly belong “there”.

Let’s face it, the topic is not sexy.

fact: Our criminal and juvenile justice system is skewed toward the incarceration of black and brown men + women.

fact: Our judicial system disproportionately locks up the poor + disenfranchised, leaving them inevitably  “stuck” in the system.

fact: Our criminal “justice system” has been known to give increasingly longer sentences for misdemeanor drug charges to people of color ie: “minorities” + first time offenders. Marketing “the war on drugs”, by one of our favorite presidents did not help this demographic.

fact: The United States represents 5% of the world’s population, but houses the highest number of prisoners globally.

fact: While nationwide crime has declined, prisoner numbers are up.

fact: This year alone, national state prison growth, will cost in the neighborhood of $75 billion.

fact: Our criminal justice system has not been under review since President Johnson was in office.

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

YOU are a Tax Payer. It costs just over $50K a year to “house” one prisoner…  

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Know that our system is antiquated. The National Criminal Justice Commission: S.306 proposes to conduct an 18 month top-to-bottom review of the criminal justice system. It was recently referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee for review. By contacting your state Senators and encouraging their support, we can make this happen. Believe me, making this happen will NOT be easy. This is OUR time of change.

Gifts that keep on giving :: Just in time for the holidays :

The New Jim Crow :: A GREAT READ by Dr. Michelle Alexander.  If you know nothing about the criminal judicial system, this will give you the working knowledge that will amaze all your friends!

Show your solidarity + buy a See No Color Signature T-Shirt for Goodness Sakes! It should be on everyone’s list!

We are offering a buy one get one free, till December 24th! Simply order and send a note from my contact page, specify your additional sizes + Viola!

Give yourself or someone you love “the gift of coaching”. Make 2012 :: Your Year! Click here for more information.

With Gratitude,

Tara

 

favorite people you should know :: v.1

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ARTISTS + ACTIVISTS ::

Chenoa Egawa:  Ceremonial healer, Native American activist + performing artist. Chenoa has worked tirelessly to educate, improve race equity + bridge understanding through the preservation of cultural traditions, languages and environmental awareness on behalf indigenous peoples. www.swanclan.com.

BRAND STRATEGISTS ::

John Burgess: principle + Mark Lee: designer: Incite Partners. This razor sharp, visionary team will build your brand from the inside out: capturing + expressing the essence of who you are and what you do. www.incitepartners.com. Special thanks to Simon Bond, formerly of Incite Partners.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT + EDUCATION ::

Harriet Cannon M.S., LMFT: Therapist + Consultant. Harriet’s focus, expertise + passion for mixed race, multi-cultural + immigrant studies is evident through her on-going educational research. www.harrietcannon.com.

Rhoda Berlin M.S., LMFT: Therapist + Educator. A portion of Rhoda’s goal-directed offering focuses on cross cultural + ethnic-minority issues.  Her competence and research in multi-cultural + immigrant mental health education keeps her practice relevant. Click here to learn more about Rhoda.

The Scholars at Garfield High School: 2011/2012 – 109 Scholars, need 100% of your generous support. Since 2006, this program has been successful in changing the racial predictability of achievement at Garfield. View more here.

HEALING + WELLNESS ::

Cathleen Murakami: U.S. Pilates pioneer since 1991: Accomplished fitness expert + educator. Cathleen has been sought after to develop fitness programs at some of the world’s most prestigious health clubs. Her innovative offering is cutting edge + results driven. www.synergypilates.com.

Dr. Amy Fasig, N.D.: This naturopathic physician + pro-active clinical health expert is thorough, upbeat and resourceful.  Dr. Fasig will change your interpretation of alternative medicine + you’ll leave knowing you were in good hands.  www.queenannenaturalmedicine.com

Kacy Duke:  This inspiring fitness expert, co-founder of the Equinox Gym + “Show It Love” Guru, believes fitness must be achieved on three levels: the emotional, the spiritual + the physical.  A chance meeting with Kacy changed my life.  www.kacydukefitness.com.

Lucy Pond: Gifted astrologer, writer + artist. Lucy is known for her grounded wisdom + thoughtful insights; her work is collaborative and transformative.  www.lucypond.com.

SUSTAINABILITY + COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ::

coming soon!

WEB DESIGN + ON-LINE INNOVATION ::

Jim Lee:  Left brain meets right brain creativity @ www.jamostudio.com. Jim has whipped up all my slick web sites with patience and ease. Detailed, creative collaborator and all around great guy!

Vernetta Freeney:  A dynamic, twenty-something inspirational blogger + teacher who is using her voice by creating an on-line community to encourage + motivate women to be the gamechangers of their lives. www.womenaregamechangers.com.                     

 

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